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Architect

Location:

Noida - None - India

Function:

Engineering

Ref #:

201700900
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Corporate overview

You’re empowered when you’re a Kronite. 

Want to be part of an elite group of highly skilled professionals? We think our employees are a special group of talented, energetic, and innovative people. And for that reason, we refer to ourselves as Kronites. Kronites care about more than just work. We recognize the need to maintain a healthy work-life balance – to live inspired. In fact, it’s expected! You’ll soon learn that we take work and fun seriously. No matter what position you hold at Kronos, you’re a Kronite. And we want you to feel like you have the power to make a difference in your life and the lives of others, at work and beyond. 

Kronos is a global provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos’ industry-specific workforce applications are purpose built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations – including half of the Fortune 1000® - and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. 

Description

Key business deliverable of this role will include:
• Work in a highly visible role driving the overall product engineering effort to ensure security of the application suite without compromising supportability, performance, configurability and usability
• Identify security design flaws and proactively make recommendations for improving product designs security practices - balancing the business impact with the potential risk
• Assess current security practices - identify and implement relevant training to ensure state of the art development practices as it relates to security
• Recommend security practices which align with contemporary software development practices and strike a balance between absolute, theoretically secure products and products which are demonstrably secure
• Evaluate, implement and support security-focused tools and services
• Prepare and update threat models for various services and modules of the product
• Assess impact of newly identified vulnerabilities on the product and prepare risk assessments
• Ensures adherence of the development team to the architectural vision for recommended security practices
• Provide guidance and review of changes to the methods for our product’s external connectivity – Including authentication, encryption, application protocols and intrusion detection
• Develop initial proof of concept implementations of security solutions within the product suite including areas such as authentication, authorization, auditing and data security
• Perform research, recommend solutions and create proposals based on latest industry trends and industry standards to meet business requirements
• Partner with our IT and Operations Teams to support their security programs relating to corporate and operational practices and audits
• Engage, define and manage 3rd party software security audits and assessments.
• Support discussions with prospects and existing clients looking to better understand how Kronos ensures the security of their data

Key indicators of success include:
• “event-free” security assessments of the Kronos software and hardware solutions as well as state of the art engineering practices
• Adoption of “Security first” attitude and security tools amongst the product development teams

Close collaboration with
• Sales & Partners to support the communication of Kronos security practices to client IT groups
• Hosting Operations to collaborate on maintaining solid security protocols while balancing time to market and other business pressures
• 3rd party auditors to achieve the business appropriate certifications and assessments

Qualifications

• Graduate degree in Computer Sc./Engineering from top colleges of state universities and other good engineering institutes with 60% throughout academics.
• Degrees attained B.Tech/B.E/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/M.S in Computer Science
• 12+ years software development experience in a fast-paced environment, working through all phases of the software development life cycle
• At least 4 years of experience in an information security position
• Experience with the full software development life cycle including design, testing, deployment and documentation activities
• Experience with information security policies, intrusion response procedures, disaster recovery procedures, risk analysis and administering the operations of a complex security infrastructure
• Participation in an external audit and providing the engineering team guidance on correcting Software Development Lifecycle modifications and coding practices to address discovered weaknesses
• Must be able to develop positive relationships and effectively communicate with product architects, development engineers, quality assurance personnel, IT & Operations, external auditors and all levels of management
• Demonstrated ability to assess and improve security practices
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

EEO Statement

Kronos is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.